Light rain and 45 degrees. That's sleeping-in weather on a Saturday morning unless you are fishing for a berth in the 2015 Bassmaster Classic.
I'll be riding along with photographer James Overstreet. Our first stop is leader Jeff Cloud. He's from Lubbock, Texas. We'll find out how this angler from the panhandle of the Lone Star State handles the bass in a very different setting than what he's used to fishing at home.
For now it's time for a final hot cup of coffee and then the rain gear. Back with more after the takeoff.
B.A.S.S. photographer James Overstreet and I are camped out on a massive community hole.
It's a classic prespawn staging area -- a hydrilla-covered, main-lake flat leading to a spawning area.
Everyone is catching fish. And by fish, I mean bass and pike. The lure of choice is a lipless crankbait.
You'll see the photo gallery later today. Imagine 25 boats making downwind passes over a big flat and you kind of get the mental picture.
Day Two of the Bass Pro Shops Southern Open #1 presented by Allstate is underway.
Plenty of anglers abandoning gear to get some coffee. Day Two is getting started.